Mrs. Constantine is on the other side of the room doing the same thing for UltraCon but she also takes orders for fruit flans. The code to leave the function is a mutual wave across the crowd. We always meet back at the car high fiving each other on the success of the night.
I have also received mail regarding new builds and renovations and there appears to be a particular interest in power – probably because the Government wants us all to install solar panels.
We can install solar panels. I have had a lot of experience using the sun because I used to set paper on fire when I was a child using a magnifying glass and the sun. I can use my knowledge of sun physics to whip up some solar panels for half the price of a registered Solar Panel installer.
A subsidiary of UltraCon Constructions is Eric’s Electrifying Electricians. No job is too small for Eric – our head Electrician.
Power is the buzz word on everybody’s lips at the moment. Power makes me think of my rigorous weight training regime. I haven’t the time to go to the gym so I lift Mrs. Constantine up and down 20 times am and pm and I have muscles even Arnie Schwarzenegger would envy!
The venerable Mike Heathcote – Building Inspector extraordinaire – has a word to say about everything – including power.
He deems that power supplies should be protected by RCD safety switching on power and light circuits. However – our Eric disagrees with Mike. Eric considers a swift visual observation is perfectly acceptable.
Mike Heathcote also insists that power supply should support the use of multiple devices and appliances in the home so to save my clients the cost of upgrading switch boards – I recommend reducing the number of devices and appliances in the home.
Hand washing and a Hills Hoist in the garden is a great start – no need for washing or drying machines.
I also recommend that my clients have their tea and coffee in cafes which obviates the need for kettles and coffee machines – and it is also very good for the economy.
Mike Heathcote also considers switchboards made from Bakelite and/or Asbestos to be a defect. Again – I disagree because I send in Vic with his turbo charged vacuum cleaner and voila – no more asbestos!
Mike does not give outdated 1980’s style power boards the thumbs up, but I do. I love Art Deco and these boards are just that and these switchboards certainly met the standards and recommendations of their day. Old buildings stand the test of time so I see no reason why these old power boards won’t do the same. I recommend that Eric the Electrifying Electrician does yearly swift visual observations and that my clients adopt the minimal approach to living – minimal appliances and devices and Bob’s Your Uncle! The less power you use the more money you will have to spend elsewhere on your dream home.
My time is up for this column so I invite you to continue emailing me with your building and renovating questions.
If Mrs. Constantine is addressed as she has requested – Dear Mrs. Constantine – she will answer questions about our unapparelled marketing strategy.
I might ask that you refrain from questions about the fruit flans. As I have mentioned before – the short pastry recipe is a closely guarded, generational secret and Mrs. Constantine is a bit over being asked questions about how she stews the fruit.
Until next time –